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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2014

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

by Eyder Peralta, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media and The Associated Press

President Obama announces plans to take executive action on immigration Thursday.

After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans, President Obama will go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2014

Who’s Tim Killeen? Meet U of I’s 20th President

By Hannah Meisel, Scott Cameron and Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:33)

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen addresses the Urbana campus at the Illini Union on Wednesday as outgoing President Bob Easter looks on.

The University of Illinois will have a new president come July after an eight month search and years of short-term leadership. The search committee picked State University of New York's Timothy Killeen for his success in research, and his experience dealing with tough fiscal situations.

Categories: Education, Government




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 17, 2014

Gifford Recovers in 2014, Looks Ahead

by Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:08)

A home destroyed by the November 2013 tornado in Gifford.

Monday marks a year since a half-mile wide tornado tore through the Champaign County town of Gifford. But a visit today to the community of 1,000 shows many signs of resilience.

Categories: Economics, Government


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